Audio from Sunday AM message…
Some say the sun is our best source of vitamin D. The way it works is when our skin is exposed to sunlight, the sun’s ultraviolet rays interact with the cholesterol in our skin cells and provide energy so that vitamin D synthesis can occur. This process is essential to good health and vital living. Vitamin D in our system helps with the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of our living the blessed life.
The sun comes from our Creator, who gave us our bodies as a gift for our spirit to experience this human existence of growth and learning. This life in the flesh gives us opportunity to live in what would appear to be time and space. This slowing down process allows us to observe, listen, learn and grow from our successes as well as our failures.
Today as I stood outside, looking up at the beautiful blue sky, I could feel the warmth of the sunshine on my face and it was a beautiful reminder of the life giving grace of God. Just as the sun rejuvenates my physical body, the light of God rejuvenates my spirit by blessing me with undeserved gifts and blessings.
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” -James 1:17
We all experience times of darkness, times when depression sets in and confusion reigns supreme. During those times, we must look to the light and open ourselves to its miraculous life giving power, which infuses us with supernatural strength, so that we might overcome the obstacles of the flesh and grow into our great big unlimited spirit.
Give yourself to God’s love and light and you will be amazed at how you overcome the chaos of fear and chase away the darkness of doubt and depression. Ask God to open the eyes of your heart, so that you might look to the heavenly son-light that cleanses, empowers and frees you for all you were created for…
I talk to people almost everyday that have given up on their struggle to find a church they are comfortable in and I have to admit that even while I’m not out there trying to find that special place, because we’ve been blessed with a very special fellowship at Grace Place, but I certainly understand the struggle. I once heard that if you find the perfect church, don’t go, because you will mess it up.
There are some great benefits in going to church, even if it’s not perfect. Below are a seven reasons why I think everyone should make and take the time to participate in church every chance you get.
1. You Have A Chance To Meet God!
2. You Might Bless Someone Or Someone Might Bless You!
3. You May Hear Something That Takes You To A Whole New Level!
4. If You Do Nothing Else, It’s A Great Time And Place To Practice Gratitude!
5. Interactions With Others Open Up All Kinds Of Possibilities!
6. It’s Possible You Might Get Inspired To Discover, Grow And Use Your Spiritual Gift.
7. It’s A Small Investment With Big Return!